‘Journeying Through Dementia’: Where design meets dementia

Lab4Living and Journeying Through Dementia logos

Journeying through Dementia is an intervention that aims to equip people diagnosed with dementia with tools and techniques to enable individuals to live continue to engage in the activities they enjoy as the condition progresses. The intervention combines group work with individual sessions and was co-designed by Claire Craig in partnership with people living with the condition.

The intervention is currently the focus of an NIHR-funded research trial led by Gail Mountain. In January Claire and colleagues in Lab4Living facilitated training for over 70 facilitators, supervisors and research staff who are part of the study. With regards to the study Claire reflected, ‘It feels very exciting to see the work finally come to fruition. This has been ten years in the making and has involved people with dementia at every stage of the process including in the development of the training materials.’